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MA International Security Studies

University Of Leicester

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Program Overview

This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.

 

This degree combines a study of the main theories and concepts in international security with empirical analysis of contemporary security issues such as terrorism, proliferation, failed states and security communities.

 

The MA in International Security Studies will equip you with the skills to think critically and analytically about international security and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems. You will develop the ability to analyse international security problems using a mix of theoretical and empirical tools.

 

You will complete one core module on 'International Security' and you can then choose three option modules, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to develop your specialist knowledge in your key area of interest.

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 16,850

 Score

IELTS: 6.5

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Core modules

  • International Security


Plus your MA Dissertation

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Option modules


Choose three option modules from:

  • The Politics of Human Rights
  • Astropolitics: Space Policy and International Relations
  • International Relations After the Cold War
  • The Holocaust - A Genocide: Mass Murder in Comparative Perspective
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Global Ethics in Practice
  • After The Holocaust - History and Memory in Postwar Germany
  • American Freedoms
  • Global Cities: the View from Asia


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.

 

Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

 

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
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UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • MA: £8,250

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • MA: £16,850

 

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects and provide a foundation for a wide range of career options. You may seek to use your knowledge to work in government service, international organisations or areas of political research and journalism. Or you may opt to look for employment in fields such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.

 

You may also want to consider further research after you graduate. Political Research graduates specialising in politics research find that the research skills the degree fosters are invaluable. They now occupy posts as lecturers, as research associates and as research assistants.

 

Students taking postgraduate degrees offered by Politics and International Relations at Leicester have gone into careers in the civil service, business, the law, the police, banking, journalism, management consultancy, librarianship and teaching. Others have gone on to doctoral research.

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